Rock Steady Boxing, (RSB) the first and only boxing program of its kind in the country, was founded in Indianapolis in 2006 by former Marion County Prosecutor, Scott C. Newman, who is living with Parkinson’s. RSB gives people with Parkinson’s disease hope by improving their quality of life through a non-contact boxing based fitness curriculum. Since 2006 RSB has grown to over 126 affiliates in the US and internationally.
We are learning everyday that there are ways in which people with Parkinson’s disease can enhance their daily quality of life and even build impressive power, strength, flexibility and speed! By exercising with Coaches who know the ropes, you can fight your way out of the corner and start to feel and function better. Boxing works by moving your body in all planes of motion while continuously changing the routine as you progress through the workout. These classes have proven that anyone, at any level of Parkinson’s, can actually lessen their symptoms and lead a healthier/happier life.
Nearly everyone with Parkinson’s disease can participate and receive benefit from Rock Steady Boxing. Some participants will require a cornerman (caretaker) to assist in each session. We require all potential boxers to complete a 1 hour assessment with our RSB Certified Trainer and Facility Owner Nina Preizler. This is imperitive for us to properly assess how to best taylor our classroom attention to meet the boxer’s particular needs.
There is $100 fee for this assessment with no obligation to join.
Please call or email Nina at (914) 241 2657 / email@example.com to set your appt. today!
People with Parkinson’s disease are too weak to box.
People with Parkinson’s disease can actually benefit from boxing because it helps to improve muscle strength and stamina. In addition, boxing can help to improve balance and coordination.
The Top Benefits of Boxing For Parkinson's
Exercise is essential for people with Parkinson’s Disease. It can help to improve motor skills, flexibility, balance, and stamina. For many people with PD, boxing is an ideal form of exercise. Here are the top benefits of boxing for people with Parkinson’s:
Boxing can help to improve motor skills. The repetitive motions involved in boxing help to train the brain and improve coordination.
This type of training can help to improve flexibility. The stretching and twisting motions involved in boxing help to keep muscles flexible and prevent stiffness.
Our program can help to improve balance. The constant shifting of weight during boxing helps to improve balance and prevent falls.
Boxing can help to improve stamina. The aerobic nature of boxing helps to increase endurance and strengthen the heart muscle.
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